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Gophers face South Dakota St. in second tune-up

After getting past Bucknell in Friday's opener, South Dakota State is the second non-conference test for Tubby Smith's Gophers tonight. The Jackrabbits feature former St. Cloud Tech standout Nate Wolters, who last year was rumored to be coming to Minnesota to play point guard.
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After getting past Bucknell in Friday's opener, South Dakota State is the second non-conference test for Tubby Smith's Gophers tonight. The Jackrabbits feature former St. Cloud Tech standout Nate Wolters, who last year was rumored to be coming to Minnesota to play point guard.

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